Check Out The 2017 Toyota C-HR Small Crossover In Fancier Colors

Toyota’s presentation of the C-HR has been a prolonged and somewhat tedious affair that began in 2014 with the CH-R Concept followed by the 2015 CH-R II Concept before we saw the production car in Euro-spec at this year’s Geneva show in March.

But even then, the Japanese brand withheld the small crossover’s interior blacking out the windows, and it wasn’t until June that it shared photos of the cabin. The C-HR will finally make its full debut at the Paris Auto Show at the end of September, with the North American model expected to be introduced in LA this November or in Detroit next January.

Today, it was Australia’s turn to get a taste of the C-HR, which, well, looks just like the European version. So, why did we bother? Because apart from sharing the first photo of the non-hybrid model’s interior, for the first time, Toyota has shown the C-HR in other colors aside from silver.

For the Australian market, Toyota has forgone the 120hp (122PS) 1.8-liter hybrid model available in Europe and will only offer (at least during launch) the 1.2-liter turbocharged four gasoline engine delivering 114hp (116PS / 85kW) and 185Nm (136 lb-ft) of torque in both front and all-wheel drive configurations.

The C-HR will be sold in two grades, the higher of which will be named “Koba” after the car’s global chief engineer, Hiroyuki Koba, when it arrives in Australia in the first quarter of next year.

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  • KidRed

    ick. I recall the concept being better looking. This is a big mess.

    I don’t care for any of Honda(Acura) or Toyota(Lexus)’s latest designs of overworked lines, rear ends that look like front ends and just cuts and creases everywhere for no reason.

  • Dariush

    the back is still a mess worth of the worst Honda.

  • Matthijs

    Kuddo’s for Toyota for trying something else but this is just hideous and a total mess.

  • Bug S Bunny

    While this may look like a “mess” to some, expect more “messes” from other manufacturers in order to break out of the bland, stale styling which clearly has run it’s course. Since designers have run out of ideas for conservative, non-polarizing designs, it’s either resort to re-hashes of old designs, copying someone else, or venturing into uncharted territory.

  • MultiKdizzle

    Ughhh.

  • green and yellow !

  • Six Thousand Times

    I dislike crossovers more than the average person but I like this. It’s funky and different from the usual, “mommy wagon” CUV. It’s got some kind of dune buggy thing working for it.

  • Raf

    Honestly the interior bothers me more than the exterior.

  • Justin Spencer

    It’s the kind of car that you’re either going to love or hate….I personally love it! The exterior styling is interesting and expressive, completely out of the norm for the usually conservative Toyota. The interior looks excellent with a hint of premium. Of course, Toyota would offer a Hybrid version and I have a feeling that’s the only version the U.S. will see unfortunately.
    The plus side is that Toyota has a talent for creating a good, long lasting product for not a whole lot of money. I know because I’ve owned two. I would definitely take a good look at one of these when they finally hit production.

    • BGM

      I hate nothing more on this planet than DRLs and, consequently, hate Toyota with a passion. This is why it’s so hard for me to say that I think this is very nicely put together. I hate them for putting this out as I think it would have been a very good second generation Nissan Juke. But this design just blows the Juke out of the water.

      • Kenneth

        You hate nothing more on this planet than… daytime running lights?! Really? You have an interesting set of priorities if you can’t think of anything in existence more despicable than automobile running lights (or, your planet is a long, long way from Earth).

  • ck

    This should be another hit for Toyota like their Scion xD was and the new Prius. LOL

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